The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) store at 325 Four Leaf Lane in the Crozet area of Albemarle County is closing for approximately eight weeks of construction beginning Saturday, Sept. 5, at 9 p.m. The store is nearly doubling in size from its current 1,200 square feet to 2,200 square feet.
The expansion is needed to accommodate the surge in customers and restaurants purchasing spirits from the Shoppes of Clover Lawn location. In the process, Virginia ABC is refreshing the store with new countertops, fixtures and paint to create a more inviting atmosphere for patrons.
"The Crozet store is bursting at the seams as the manager has been trying to meet customer demand for products," said Director of Retail Operations Wilson Jones. "The extra space the location will gain by expanding into the adjacent property will allow for a more extensive selection of distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers available on store shelves. It will also offer an enhanced environment to enrich each customer's shopping experience."
The improvements Virginia ABC is making to the store, which has been in that location since August 2010, will make it the agency’s most modernized store in the Charlottesville area. During the closure, nearby ABC stores located at 1902 Emmet St. and 1169 Emmet St. in Charlottesville, 2819 Rockfish Valley Highway in Nellysford or 125 Lucy Lane in Waynesboro are open for business.
For customer convenience, a searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 352 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s updated website (www.abc.virginia.gov). Customers may also order spirits online for delivery to the store of their choice.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 352 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 16,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. ABC is committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.
Crozet ABC Store Expanding to Offer Customers Enhanced Product Selection